Do Our Rivers Have A Chance?

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Throughout 2015 the Hammer and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability explore the most pressing issues surrounding the current and future state of water in our series The Next Wave.

River ecosystems have become some of the most endan­gered places on Earth. Growing human populations, as well as agriculture and industry, are all placing increasing demands on limited water supplies while climate change is exacerbating drought and reducing snow fall conditions. Steve Fleischli, Director and of the Water Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and hydrologist Dennis Lettenmaier, UCLA Professor of Geography, will speak on the threats to the world’s rivers and what we can do to protect them.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.